Unalaska’s annual half-marathon and Camp Qungaayux are back on track, despite construction in Summer Bay.
Northern Alaska Contractors is building a new bridge over the salmon stream in Summer Bay. It’s closed to the public right now, but workers have put up a temporary footbridge.
The Bobby Johnson Summer Bay Classic is PCR’s half-marathon, and the racecourse is supposed to cross that spot. After weeks of uncertainty, PCR recreation manager Ben Bolock says they got permission Friday to run the race as planned.
Fire and harbor officers took the Tide Breaker to search for the missing man. /Credit: Robert Willis
A local fisherman is safe after he left his fish camp and prompted a search effort in Captain’s Bay late Wednesday night.
Deputy police chief Mike Holman says public safety got a call around 1:30 a.m. Thursday from a man at a fish camp on the far western shore of the bay. The man said a friend at the camp had been drinking, and had taken a skiff and gone out on the water.
"They’d tried to stop him, but he left," Holman says. "And a few minutes after he left, they heard yelling -- they believed, somebody yelling for help."
There's still fish in the water, but seiners are done harvesting herring in the Aleutian Islands.
The purse seine fleet picked up their last load of herring on Saturday night north of Akutan. Fish & Game biologist Nathaniel Nichols says that leaves about 160 tons of herring on the table out of the 1,805 tons up for harvest this season.
"The processors decided they had enough before we got to the allocation, so they quit fishing," says Nichols.